Life is a celebration for a blissful, for all others festivals are the occasions of celebration. Larger the festivals and its celebration, larger the happiness this is the only reason one can see smiley faces of even the poor in east. In a family life festivals are the occasions where we celebrate collectively. In festivals family members get together, and sometimes this collectiveness extends to clan, village and large society. Festival and celebration is an indication of society’s lavishness, luxuries, openness, etc. On festival apart from celebration, one pray sitting at the feet of Bhagwan, Allah and this is from where the word, Upasana, Upwas, and Upanishad have come.
Contrary to few societies in the west where all celebrations are youth centered, East celebrate the festivals with children and folks as main centers and young as supportive, where young’s and folks also enjoy from the enjoyment of children. East is proud of its rich, diversified, vibrant and dynamic festival culture” and wish that west also celebrate the festivals with their entire family.
From the two historic facts we can further appreciate the importance of festival.
During the independence movement of India festival like Ganesh Puja, Durgapuja, Saraswati Puja, Garba, Iftar Party, Christmas and Id-Milan were encouraged for mass celebration to enhance pride and establish unity and strength in society. Nationwide celebration provides national-cultural character and worldwide celebration provides mankind character. (Sun, Water, Air, Earth and Sky are celebrated in every region and religion)
In festival and celebration, only government intervention is required is to remove existing intervention e.g. like many schools and colleges organize class test, minor or major exams just after the festivals which subside the celebrative mood of children and its family. Government has to see that no such activity takes place before and after any festivals (for at least two- three days in ordinary festivals, and seven days from Ramzan and Diwali).
Many festivals are crossing the boundaries of region and religion such as Diwali, Ramzan Eid, Christmas, Raksha Bandhan and Holi. For all such festivals government has to provide sufficient leave and facilities to further encourage celebrative mood of countrymen. To contain/restrict leaves and to maintain the festivity we may think of stopping holyday of Saturday’s and Sunday’s and in place of it closed holyday of Poornima(full moon) and Amavasya(no moon) can be initiated, a larger discussion within inter and intra country is envisaged.
During Diwali and Id government can free the prisoners, who have realized/felt their guilt and have now improved.
In an envoirnment where thermal Power stations, refineries, petro-chemical and other process industies and motor vehicles are continuously emitting air pollution and on the other hand pressure horns/siruns, loud music/spekers are continuously emitting noise pollution, slogan of no cracker on Diwali and no colour on holi are an eye wash. However quality of cracker for Diwali/Id/new year and clour for Holi has to be ensured.
Let– Our days be duty and evening as festivals and life a celebration.